Fan of the Month
August 2012
August 2012: Finlay

Q. Firstly, how did you become a Doctor Who fan?
A. I can't remember correctly. I think the episode I remember watching was The Empty Child. That got me hooked!

Q. Series 7's just around the corner and we've just been treated to a stunning new trailer! What did you think of it? Are there any moments that particularly stand out?
A. Definitely the Doctor, Rory and Brain riding a dinosaur. Only on Doctor Who!

Q. Although we'll only be getting 6 episodes this year, there's still plenty to come, including Daleks, dinosaurs, Weeping Angels, a Pond farewell, and that's all before a brand new companion at Christmas! What are you most looking forward to about the new series?
A. Daleks! I haven't really been scared of Daleks since Dalek in 2005. Now I think the Moff has made them scary judging from trailers!

Q. What are your thoughts about Jenna-Louise Coleman joining the TARDIS? Were you pleased when you found out she had been cast?
A. The Ponds have been fantastic, brilliantly played by Karen and Arthur. Now I think it's time for them leave to do other things. I can't wait to see what Matt's Doctor is like with a different companion. I've heard she brings an 'unimpressedness' about her. That'll be fun to watch!

Q. Staying on the topic of companions, how do you think you'd fair as the Doctor's best friend? Would TARDIS life be the life for you? Remember there'd be an awful lot of running to do!
A. I think I would be ideal to be a companion. I am a fast runner and smart. I like humour. So I think the Doctor would be impressed!

Q. Next year Doctor Who turns 50 years old, and this month it's been revealed that Mark Gatiss will be writing a BBC Two drama to tell the story of its origins. Are you happy that this will be included in the celebrations?
A. I am glad. I think it will interesting to watch. I have faith in Mark to write something for Classic fans and New Who fans! No pressure, Gatiss.

Q. If you were in charge of the series, what else would you be planning to commemorate its landmark year? A multi-Doctor special, perhaps? Maybe an ultimate monster showdown featuring past companions and allies alike?
A. I would have 11 different specials, all dedicated to each Doctor, with cameos form companions and monsters from their era. Then a big special - all the Doctors meet together to save the universe! That would be epic!

Q. Would you say there's anything in your life that has been directly affected by Doctor Who?
A. My friends. Before I meet them they weren't Whovians, then I introduced them to Doctor Who. Now they're hooked!

Q. Finally, which is cooler - the Fez or the Stetson?
A. Ach, the Fez! No, the Stetson! No, fez! Stetson! I want both! I want a 'Fezton'!